CFP special issue Art Paradigms in Age of Social Turbulence

Moscow State University
Thursday, 1 March, 2018 (All day)


Key issues for discussion:

- Can art transform the world? - What is the fate of art in the era of information globalization? - Does the information civilization destroy culture? - How do cultural institutions influence social transformations? - What is and what should be the modern cultural policy? - Who are the drivers of cultural change today? - Is a transitional culture able to acquire a culture? - Resistance cultures or resistance of cultures? - What is the future of our past? - Can the past become our future? - What is the value of culture for modern society? - Is the cultural space of our time expanding or narrowing? - Who is a modern leader of culture? - Modern sponsorship in culture - is it marketing, patronage or investment? - What should be the strategy of change in the turbulent world? - Is art able to pacify culture?

Basic forum topics:

1. Culture in time of turbulence 2. Art in the dynamics of cultural transformations 3. Artistic transformations in historical and modern social landscapes 4. Artistic paradigms in the time of change 5. Social innovation in the cultural process 6. Social mythmaking in a globalizing culture 7. Values of art at the time of uncertainty 8. Cultural policy in scenarios for the social transformation 9. World-system transformations in culture 10. Orders and challenges of the fourth industrial revolution 11. Visual staging, spectacular arts and subject articulations in representative cultural practices 12. Sacral and secular interactions in the ritual process 13. The aesthetics of change and the semiotics of the crisis 14. Creative industries in contemporary culture 15. Boundaries and transitions in the turbulent world 16. Universality and identity in the civilizational process 17. Multicultural transformations: diversity and identity 18. Managing change in a conflicting world 20. Communicative strategies in a multicultural economy 21. Traditions and innovations in the social dynamics of culture 22. Media technologies and art projecting of new social communication 23. Social psychology of art 24. Education, artistic practices and global development 25. Memory, oblivion and time in symbolic practices of culture 26. Russia in the dialogue of cultures of the world community: challenges of integration 27. Culture in a time of increasing risks and opportunities 28. Language as a marker and repeater of cultural meanings 29. Music as a cultural text and an art object 30. Sound and color in images and narratives of artistic design _____________________________ 


1. Submissions should not exceed 16 manuscript (A4-size) pages (up to 1 printer’s sheet) with a brief abstract/ annotation (5-10 single-spaced lines, 12-point Times New Roman font) and the index of keywords (5-7 words) in English and/ or Russian. Please be sure to indicate under the title of the article, the initials and surname of the author/s (14-point Times New Roman font), line below – the name of the institution and contact email address (12-point Times New Roman font). In the filename, please use the surname (last name) of the author. The main text of the paper should be typed in English or Russian (14-point Times New Roman font, 1.5 line spacing, indent – 1.25 cm; all margins set to 2cm). Papers should be submitted to the editorial board via email: 2. The references are listed after quotation in square brackets with indication of the ordinal number of the quotation source, volume (issue, chapter, etc.) and pages. Examples: [5, c.14-38] or in case of several publications [5, c.1-15; 7, c.19]. The numbered reference list (12-point Times New Roman font, single-spacing) titled "REFERENCES" is arranged in alphabetical order and is placed after the main text. The link to the electronic document is necessary only when there is no printed equivalent. So, if you are referencing an electronic document (article, journal or book), always indicate its electronic address and the date of access i.e. is the date (date, month and year) you accessed the web page and got the information. 3. On a separate page, author-related data should be presented in English or/and Russian: name(s), surname, academic degrees and titles, institution, address, position, and contact information.

The deadline for submission of papers: 1 March 2018 Full text version of the forum proceedings will be also posted on the websites of the Samara State Institute of Culture and of the Russian Scientific Electronic Library. Publication date: Autumn 2018 The submissions should be in line with the forum title theme or to the main areas and thematic issues. The collection of papers is a peer-reviewed scientific publication and its Editorial Board reserves the right to determine compliance of the submissions with the above mentioned requirements and to decide whether or not to publish the article.